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Richmond, BC Local Grantmaking

Grants to Lower Mainland, British Columbia Nonprofits
for Education, Workforce, Veteran Services, and Youth

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Boeing

LOI Date:

04/28/17

Deadline Date:

06/15/17

Description:

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Grants to British Columbia nonprofit organizations, primarily in the Lower Mainland region, to strengthen communities in the areas of education, workforce development, veteran services, and underserved youth. LOIs are due by April 28. Applicants must contact program staff before submitting LOIs. Grantmaking strategies include:

1) Our Future: Tomorrow’s Innovators

Goal: Create cradle to career pathways to strengthen and diversify the pipeline of skilled workers entering today’s dynamic labor market.

Concentration:
-Early Learning: Increase the number of kindergartners who are ready for school, particularly in mathematics.
-Primary & Middle School: Generate interest and sustained participation in STEM disciplines through hands-on, experiential learning.
-High School: Graduate more students who are ready to enter STEM related or other high demand careers and/or STEM focused post-secondary education.
-Workforce Preparation: Prepare veterans, under-skilled adults and young adults for living wage jobs in high-demand sectors.

2) Our Heroes Veterans & Families

Goal: Build better lives for veterans, service members and their families.

Concentration:
-Workforce Transition: Invest in high-quality training and skill development programs for veterans and their families.
-Recovery and Rehabilitation: Support hands-on recovery programs focusing on the following: Post-Traumatic Stress; moral and physical injuries; and veteran suicide prevention.

3) Our Home: Dynamic Communities: Strengthening Opportunity for Underserved Youth

Goal: Make an impact on both the health and economic well-being of one of the most disenfranchised demographics of the Lower Mainland, in British Columbia.

Local Strategies:

Boeing Vancouver aims to support programs that are aimed at empowering at-risk and disadvantaged youth to develop themselves despite their disparaging situations.

Boeing is keen to support organizations and programs that:
-Provide the necessary steps towards successful independence
-Address the gaps in government’s current healthcare or social service systems
-Instill and promote a strong foundation of learning and basic life-skills to thrive in adulthood

Boeing Vancouver supports and makes investments to advance the work of organizations focused on Tomorrow’s Innovators, Veterans & Families engagement, and enriching & empowering underserved youth in British Columbia, with focus on the Lower Mainland.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154943

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are made to nonprofit organizations.

Boeing does not support:
-Organizations with practices that are inconsistent with company goals and policies
-Organizations that denigrate or advocate discrimination or violence toward any racial, ethnic, or cultural group
-Political candidates or organizations
-Religious activities, in whole or in part, for the purpose of furthering religious doctrine. Faith-based organizations must provide services to all clients regardless of denomination and without expectation of clients’ participation in religious activities
-Capital campaigns, memorials, and endowments
-For-profit businesses, including third-party fundraisers, or public institutions
-U.S. hospitals, hospital foundations, medical research, and health-related awareness campaigns

Boeing does not support individuals or families, including:
-Dissertations and student research projects
-Loans, scholarships, fellowships, and grants to individuals
-Travel expenses
-Adoption services

Boeing does not support individual schools or programs serving schools, including:
-School-affiliated orchestras, bands, choirs, athletic teams, drama groups, yearbooks, or class parties
-Travel, competitions, or eld trips
-Student tuition or tuition-based extracurricular programs

Boeing does not support:
-Nonprofit and school-sponsored walk-a-thons, athletic events, and athletic group sponsorships other than Special Olympics
-Advertising, T-shirts, giveaways, and promotional items
-Printing for auction booklets, tickets, or one-time use items (e.g. invitations or flyers)
-Door prizes or raffles
-Athletic events and teams
-Debt reduction
-Computing equipment
-Documentary films and publications
-Media campaigns and advertising
-Gifts, honoraria, gratuities, and awards
-Individual cultural and ethnic festivals and community theaters, choral groups, and orchestras

Pre-Application Information:

Contact your local community investor to discuss a proposed project. If your community investor determines that your project aligns to Boeing's local strategies, you may be asked to submit an online letter of inquiry (LOI) as part of the grant application process.

Your LOI will be evaluated through the early gate review process for alignment, readiness, viability, measurable
outcomes and broad impact.

If the LOI is approved, you will be given an invitation code and invited to submit a full grant proposal.

Deadlines:
-LOI Deadline: April 28
-Application Deadline (if invited) June 15
-Awards Announced: October 31

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Jean Capuno-Tan, Community Investor
jean.capuno-tan@aeroinfo.com

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia: Lower Mainland;

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